High Calorie Foods for Toddlers

Toddlers can be picky eaters and eating is one of the things they have control over. But oftentimes, as parents, we worry if they are getting enough calories. Here is a great list of high calorie foods for toddlers to try!

High calorie foods for toddlers - A great list of high calorie foods for meal and snack times for toddlers

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In my meal planning group, I often see parents asking for tips on how to get their toddlers to eat. They are looking for high protein foods for their toddlers!

My 3 year old started off as a great eater (like most kids do, I think). Then it seems she woke up one day and decided she was only going to eat 5 things. She is very skinny so I’m always trying to get her to eat some new and high calorie foods. One of her favorite snacks that I can get her to eat is mashed avocados with some salt and garlic powder. She loves to dip some chips in it! It’s also one of my favorites so I have to share. Ha.

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High calorie foods for toddlers

  • Avocado
  • Fat fortified foods (add butter, peanut butter, cook with oils, etc)
  • Cream cheese
  • Eggs
  • String cheese and crackers
  • Kodiak cake mix (pancakes, waffles, muffins, etc)
  • Dried fruits
  • Potatoes
  • Bananas
  • Pasta (ravioli hits pasta, meat and cheese categories)
  • Meatballs
  • Taco meat
  • Nut butters
  • Wheat breads
  • Gnocchi
  • Smoothies loaded with veggie purees

Are there any snacks or foods I didn’t mention? Let me know in the comments so I can get them added!

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